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About Ian Findlay
Ian Findlay is the President and founder of LightWire, Inc., an IT services firm specializing in providing outsourced IT and Hosted Services to the small business market. We provide flat-rate management of the technology systems for small companies, typically between 20 and 75 employees.
I have been working for over 20 years in technology consulting, and am passionately interested in how individuals and companies leverage these fantastic technology tools that we have at our disposal to make their lives and businesses more effective and powerful.
Entries by Ian Findlay
Wordfence.com published an interesting article today, detailing an investigation they undertook uncovering how spammers had compromised a number of plugins commonly used on WordPress websites. WordFence spent considerable effort in investigating the activities of the compromised plugins and tracing them to their source. Their investigation originally focused on the Display Widget plugin, but ultimately uncovered […]
Warning: Microsoft Email Phishing Scam LightWire’s clients have seen a remarkable increase in ‘Phishing’ emails, specifically email messages that appear to come from Microsoft. These scam email messages are targeting companies that use Microsoft’s Office 365 platform, and are designed to look like an alert coming from Microsoft’s systems, requesting that the user reset a […]
LightWire is thrilled to welcome Boston Collegiate Charter School (www.bostoncollegiate.org) as a new LightShield managed services client. Ranked in 2015 as the 3rd best high school in Massachusets, Boston Collegiate has both a middle school campus and a high school campus. LightWire looks forward to managing Boston Collegiate’s IT infrastructure and assisting the school administrators […]
Sometimes, even what seems like a simple problem on the surface can be challenging to solve; this where having a technology partner like LightWire allows you to focus on your business while we manage the technology. Recently a customer had problem where some of their computers were unable to connect to a shared printer on […]
Recently I participated in a TweetChat with VMware and Alan Renouf, Senior Technical Marketing Architect for VMware. We discussed a wide range of topics including some of the tools that can help small to medium sized businesses leverage technology to reduce operating costs, implement disaster recovery and provide levels of redundancy that were not cost feasible in […]
On Wednesday March 27th, I will be joining Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf) for a TweetChat about virtualization options and best practices for small and medium sized businesses. You can follow along on your favorite Twitter client or at TweetChat.com starting at 1PM EST (10AM PST). Here’s how to participate in #vSMBchat: Follow @VMwareSMB, @alanrenouf and @jfrappier on Twitter At 10AM […]
Here at LightWire we work with and are partners with all types of companies so we can offer the services that best fit the needs of our customers, but we have been noticing a trend lately. The larger software companies seem to have trouble releasing quality products at the right time, and its not just […]
If you own an iPhone and use it to sync with your Exchange email and calendar, make sure you update from iOS 6.1 to 6.1.2 to fix a bug that can cause excessive traffic to your Exchange server. In small batches it may not be noticeable but can negatively impact your server and thus, ability to send […]
Now that Microsoft Office 2013 is on the shelves at your local retailer, its important to understand the new licensing terms. A retail copy of Microsoft Office 2013, the kind you would buy at your local BestBuy, Staples or even online at Amazon, is tied to a single physical computer. This means that if at anytime […]
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